Through their own strategically placed hubs, DSV plan and route the daily delivery of full load, part load and groupage shipments both nationally and to/from Europe. DSV operates more than 20,000 trucks on the road each day across Europe, with offices in more than 80 countries worldwide. DSV’s latest fleet edition is a New MAN TGX 26.500 6x2 tractor featuring the range-topping flagship XXL Cab.
In marking the significance of the 1000th MAN truck to enter service for DSV in the UK, unlike the traditional DSV deep blue livery with white lettering, the new vehicle is painted in a commemorative silver with the DSV logo in black.
Keith Northen, Fleet Manager at Immingham DSV Road division, UK, said: “This vehicle marks not one, but two milestones for DSV here in the UK. Firstly, it is the 1000th MAN truck that we have operated within our UK fleet over the past 20 years, and secondly all 1000 vehicles have been sold to us by the same contact from MAN, Mark Price.”
The New TGX 26.500 XXL joins an existing fleet of 172 DSV vehicles, 142 of which are MAN. MAN Truck & Bus UK has a 20-year partnership with DSV, providing vehicles and services, through their in-house finance function, MAN Financial Services (MANFS).
Mr Northen continued: “Vehicle service and support is a key factor for our business, if we’re not on the road we’re simply not delivering our customers goods. The MAN Dealer Network is first class, they are commercial vehicle specialists, so they understand the challenges of running an operation such as our own, and the importance of uptime in keeping our business moving”
“Covering an average 120,000kms a year our vehicles will be in service for four years, this means that fast, responsive and customer focused back-up is essential.”
Supplying the first MAN truck to DSV UK back in 1997, Mark Price, International Key Account Manager MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, said: “It’s been a delight working with DSV for all these years, I can remember each and every vehicle. This new one however holds a special significance for me, not only is the 1000th vehicle that I’ve personally sold to them, but it also has a unique one-off livery to mark the occasion.
“DSV are true professionals in the field of road transport service and over the years the partnership between DSV and MAN has gone from strength to strength. I’d personally like to thank DSV for the business over the last 20 years and look forward to the next 20.”